Natural scientist with a special interest in extreme precipitation, clouds and aerosol-cloud interactions.
Kari Alterskjær is currently studying extreme precipitation in a changing climate, both from observations and through modelling. She has a broad background in research on clouds and aerosol-cloud interactions, mainly through climate modelling. Kari holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science from the University of Oslo (2013).
EPIC - Extreme Precipitation In Cleaner air
In EPIC we are investigating a possible link between changes in air pollution and a trend towards more hazardous extreme precipitation. Our overall goal is to increase our understanding of what controls extreme precipitation and reduce the uncertainty in estimates of future extremes. At this stage of our project, we are analyzing observational data and running cloud models to investigate how heavy precipitation reacts to our particle emissions.
Extreme weather | Atmospheric particles | Climate Models